The story opens up with a woman being sacrificed and her heart being ripped out of her chest. The rest of the movie doesn't exactly follow that beginning as it turns into a standard crime drama. The police are after these Satanic Cults and they have no leads. A man is released from prison and gets involved in fighting these Cultist with a friend and a female singer.
Three stories happening in New York. The first, by Scorsese, is about a painter who creates his works helped by high volume music and an attractive assistant; second, by Coppola, is about a rich and bold 12 years old who helps her separated parents to reconciliate; third, by Allen, is a witty piece of comedy about the impossibility of getting rid of the son's role.
In the opening chase, Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh stumble across a trunk full of Krugerrands. They follow the trail to a South African diplomat who's using his immunity to conceal a smuggling operation.
When secretive new neighbors move in next door, suburbanite Ray Peterson and his friends let their paranoia get the best of them as they start to suspect the newcomers of evildoings and commence an investigation.